a 24-year career in television news, Conroy
Chino (Acoma) served as New Mexico's Secretary of Labor
under Governor Bill Richardson from 2002 to 2006. His journalism
career included many years as an investigative reporter and news
anchor for Albuquerque's KOB-TV 4, an NBC affiliate. Chino's award-winning
storieson a wide variety of current events, including Native
American issueswon him a loyal following throughout the
Southwest. Chino was host for the Smithsonian NMAI radio series
Living Voices. Surviving Columbus, a documentary
exploring the history of the Pueblo peoples, which Chino hosted
and narrated, won the 1993 George Foster Peabody Award. He has
recently created his own independent video production company.
Chino received a graduate degree in journalism from Princeton
University and won a post-graduate fellowship from the Nieman
Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He grew up in
the Pueblo of Acoma, and is a fluent speaker of Western Keres.
He is currently a partner in the Native American Tribal Voices
Group, a political and business consulting firm addressing the
needs of tribal communities throughout the Southwest.
Screened by NMAI
- Looking Toward Home
(2003) producer and host
- Surviving Columbus (1992) host, assistant producer
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